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It’s easy to see why Ellicottville is such a fun place to come and play. Two resorts, a town alive with food and drink, and plenty of people you can share the stoke with. If you’re a seasonal (or even regular) visitor to 14731, you understand that this place - not just Ellicottville, but the entire region - thrives on being outside. Just a short drive over Chapel Hill or down Route 417 lies an entire area you may not know existed. These Enchanted Mountains contain much more than machine groomed packed powder, and we’re encouraging you to get out of your comfort zone and explore. Just beyond the Ellicottville boundary lies Olean, NY, home of Four Mile Brewing Company and an outdoor recreation sports show with plenty of additional entertainment for the entire family ... page 23 Head south just across the NY/PA border and you’ll discover over 360 miles of looped trails in the scenic Allegheny National Forest Region of PA ... page 26 RIDE
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View all of our services on our website By Mary Heyl For those who enjoy an invigorating day on the ski slopes, a quiet walk in the woods, or the simple beauty of a winter landscape, Ellicottville’s Gallery 14731 located at 5 East Washington Street has a wonderful treat in store. On the evening of Thursday, December 29 from 5-7pm, Gallery 14731 will be hosting the opening of “Winter in EVL,” Chris Cove’s nature photography exhibit. Cove, an avid skier who lives in Pittsford, New York most of the year, is proud to call Ellicottville home too, as he and his family have owned a home here for the past ten years. The exhibit, which is part winter-themed scenes and part snowy owl photographs, is inspired by Cove’s love of winter and the Ellicottville area, and is sure to inspire visitors looking to enjoy the great outdoors “indoors,” for a change!
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Cove has visited the area his whole life; he and his family always enjoy hitting the slopes, especially at HoliMont where he is a member. “I always have my camera with me, whether I’m skiing or out hiking, because you never know when the light is going to be just right to capture the perfect scene,” explained Cove. With the exception of one photograph, every winter scene in Cove’s exhibit was taken during one of his visits to Ellicottville. In “HoliMont Covered,” Cove captures the essence of a crisp, winter day, as the contrast of the snowcovered trees with the brilliant blue sky in the background is every skier’s paradise. “For me, it’s always about finding the right light, like the sun coming over the ridge and illuminating this group of kids riding up the ski lift. It was just the perfect light,” said Cove of another photograph, “Winterblast.”
During the month of December, Snowed-In teamed up with 95.7 The Big Pig in Olean, NY to offer an awesome Elllicottville Getaway Package. Visitors to participating establishments were encouraged to fill out an entry ticket and drop it into the “Celebrate the Holidays in Ellicottville” entry boxes on display.
The other half of Cove’s exhibit expresses his favorite and perhaps most challenging subject to photograph: birds. Cove explained that bird photography involves three crucial steps: finding the bird, getting close enough to the bird, and taking a good shot. “The more you’re around birds, the more fascinating they are. But the more you know about birds, the better photographer you are,” he said. Part of Cove’s love of winter is his appreciation for the snowy owl, as these beautiful white owls are difficult to spot amidst a snowy landscape and it takes a considerable amount of time to find them in their natural habitat. Cove explained that all bird photographers have a “nemesis bird,” that bird that they just can’t ever get close to no matter how hard they try. For Cove, the snowy owl was his nemesis bird, until a trip to Canada changed everything. In 2011, Cove and a friend, who is also a bird photographer, spent a week in northern Ontario tracking snowy owls and taking thousands of photographs. Cove learned that unlike other birds, owls like to hunt solo and stake out their territory, where they wait for moles to scurry across the field. Cove and his friend learned to look for open fields where snowy owls would likely be stalking their prey. However, knowing where to look for snowy owls isn’t enough. “Owls are very sensitive to human presence,” explained Cove, “and you have to be well hidden. Photo blinds are good, but it’s even better to catch the birds while they’re distracted, like while they’re hunting or nesting.” Some owls grow accustomed to the regular activity of the farmers whose fields they’ve “claimed,” and aren’t so easily spooked by humans. Cove explained that regularly visiting the nest is another way to get close to these beautiful birds as they eventually realize the human is not a threat as they fly back and forth from the nest. “It’s not enough to be 100 feet away from these owls,” said Cove. “Ideally, you need to be twenty to thirty feet away to get a really good shot.”
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ELLICOTTVILLE, NY - Snow may be on the top of everyone’s minds as winter grips our region, but the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce would like to jump ahead just a bit, to Independence Day Weekend, when the slopes transform not only to golf course fairways but also to one of the best outdoor concert venues in the region. It’s time to announce the headliners for the 2017 Ellicottville Summer Music Festival. Over the years, the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce has prided itself in bringing some of the top names in music to our area for a great outdoor show. 2017 will be no different. Headlining the festival this year, performing Sunday, July 2, will be none other than the American Band themselves, Grand Funk Railroad. According to the band’s website, Grand Funk Railroad includes original founding members Don Brewer (vocals and drums, writer and singer of the multi-million selling hit, “We’re An
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Since that first visit in 2011, Cove has made a few more trips to Canada and has found that it becomes easier and easier to find these magnificent birds, as evidenced by Cove’s stunning work. “The Bank,” “The Grab,” and “Touchdown” portray the snowy owl in flight, swooping down on its prey before disappearing against the snowy sky. Cove has exhibited his snowy owl photography in other shows, and is excited to be sharing his works in Ellicottville for the first time this winter! Cove, who is a cardiologist by trade, has had a passion for photography since he was a child. “For me, it was black and white prints that got me started with photography. I was totally fascinated by them even at a young age,” explained Cove. “My grandfather was an avid photographer and took tons of slides that we went over to his house to look at. I was always so curious to watch his excitement about them.” Cove began taking his own photographs and developed the film in his dark room, a process that he remembers fondly, especially in today’s digital world. “Digital technology really changed things,” said Cove. “But in the world of digital, the print is the end point. It’s one thing to look at a photo on a computer screen, but another thing entirely to see the print in person.” Indeed, Cove is particularly intrigued by the material aspect of photography, as he does all his own printing in his basement. He is very specific about his process and materials; for Cove, the physical quality of his photography is every bit as important as the images he captures. Both are critical to the art of photography, something that can’t be conveyed on a computer screen alone.
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Now is the time to ski the resort life, every week of the season!
Join HoliMont now for 30 days and pay only $260 (your 1st month). Welcome to HoliMont as a NEW FULL Member! After 30 days HoliMont will ask you how you like it. “YES! I LOVE IT!!!” – Great! Then we will reduce the initiation fee by $7,500 (for this year ONLY) and you pay $260 a month moving forward. “NO.” – No worries. Pay $260 a month for the next 3 months and enjoy a FULL season with your family for just $1,040 ( 1/3 of the full price). Test driving a full season of wintertime excitement for your family has never been this much fun!
THE SNOW HAS LANDED
You can already tell by the buzz that it’s going to be one heck of a season. Thanks to the timing of some good old fashioned winter weather, HoliMont and Ellicottville are in great shape to offer a fun and prosperous new year. It’s time to bring your friends and family to the area and enjoy the best winter experience in Western New York.
HOLIMONT SNOWSHOE SOCIAL
HoilMont is excited to announce the expansion of their winter fun activities with the first ever Snowshoe Social to be held on January 21st. The brave group of snow shoers will meet at Canfield lot at 6pm and head out on roughly a 3-½ mile hike. The hike will take about 45 minutes to get to the new Lean-To. Once arrived, a giant fire will already have been started where the group of hikers can enjoy a snack, warm up and enjoy refreshments they have brought.
HOLIMONT SLOPE REPORT
HoliMont has a new and improved slope report feature on their website. The slope report is posted everyday before the lifts turn. Visit our site and bookmark the link for fast access to current conditions, trail openings and closings, as well as first-hand comments on what to expect on the slopes every day.
WHALES TO TRAILS
The big piles of snow you may see in front of a snow gun are sometimes called whales. It’s amazing at what the local snowmaking and grooming crews can accomplish during a short window of opportunity. Check out the HoliMont groomers leveling these monster sized whales into a fresh carpet of corduroy splendor. These guys work day and night to provide a product that is second to none. From all of us snow sliders, we thank you for your hard work and dedication.
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OPENING DAY 2016
The groomers and snowmakers at HoliMont combined efforts with mother nature to lay down a pristine blanket of snow for Opening Day 2016. In stark contrast from last year, members and guests were able to enjoy the product we are best known for - great skiing, light lift lines and impeccable conditions. Call today for information on the latest ways for you to enjoy a lifestyle at HoliMont. There has been no better time to find out why it’s just better at the ‘Mont.
10 WEEKDAYS FOR $260
The Weekday Experience Pass is a snow lover’s “Dream Come True.” Give yourself the freedom of experiencing HoliMont during the week and ski for as little as $26.00 per day. • SKIING WITH VIRTUALLY NO LIFT LINES OR CROWDS • 10 WEEKDAYS OF SKIING/SNOWBOARDING • 5 GROUP LESSONS
Used up all 10 of your Weekday Tickets? Purchase another 10 for the same low price you paid originally. Can’t use 10 more? Bring in your used 10 day passes for a one-time adult lift ticket.
SLOPESIDE MOUNTAIN SHOP
The retail shop at HoliMont has the gear you need, want or forgot. Find great last minute gear like lip balm and hand warmers as well as name brand clothing accessories and gifts. If you’re looking for the ultimate in-hand warmth and comfort, check out our line of Hestra performance gloves. POC helmets and goggles have been added to the already killer line-up. Take your pick from Smith, Anon or POC for your head and optic protection.
For over 50 years, families and snowsports enthusiasts from miles around have converged on HoliMont, North America’s largest private ski area devoted to family skiing adventures. Generations of members have been drawn in by the amazing skiing, only to fall in love with the warm community atmosphere that makes HoliMont the kind of place you never want to leave. During the week, HoliMont is happy to welcome the public and groups. Our eight lifts service over 50 slopes and trails. Head to www.holimont.com.
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THERE’S A NEW SHOW IN TOWN: CO LD S O U P By Dash Hegeman
Story telling is human nature. Factual, Fictional, or a combination of both; almost everyone loves telling a good story. It started with drawings on cave walls, evolved to oral traditions that were passed down from generation to generation, and eventually those narratives got written down. Today, between all the different social media platforms and digital means of communication, story telling is more abundant than ever. During the winter months, Ellicottville is not exactly lacking in the entertainment department. Between the slopes of Holiday Valley and HoliMont and the nightlife of the village, plenty of stories are made between the months of December and April. There’s a good chance that if you’re reading this, you’ve got an Ellicottville story or two yourself. And if you’ve ever been to The Boardroom, or The Boardroom on Main, and had the opportunity to talk with any of the staff then you know they have stories for days! Whether it’s shop talk about the newest and hottest products on the market, the latest scoop on what’s happening at the resorts in town, or just shop beagle tales (pun intended), The Boardroom crew never disappoints. It’s pretty safe to say though, that the topic they enjoy the most is snowboarding. So when Spencer Timkey (@spence_timkey on Insta) and Tyler Burns (@tylerxburns) were trying to figure out a new way to connect with people who share their passion for shredding, they settled on the podcast format. And just like that, Cold Soup, a weekly podcast for the shred enthusiast, was born.
DH: How did the idea for the podcast come about? ST: We were looking for an additional avenue to connect with people that love snowboarding. You’ve got your traditional social channels, but nobody wants to read longform on a Facebook post. When Tyler and I can sit around my kitchen table and actually carry a conversation, it’s a little more engaging. The podcast allows us to kind of go beneath the surface of a particular topic we’re talking about. If you’re in the car with your fam or your homies on the way to the hill, we want Cold Soup on those speakers, getting you amped to ride with some laughs along the way. DH: What made you decide on Cold Soup as a name? Who came up with that? TB: Sometimes you just say something and you know. Spencer and I seem to go off on random tangents from time-to-time, and somehow we got way off track talking about our favorite crockpot means, a recurring topic on Cold Soup. Gazpacho, a traditional Mexican dish that’s basically cold tomato soup came up, and I said I think we should call it ‘Cold Soup.’ Listen to Episode 1 and you can hear the whole thing unfold. DH: Ultimately, what is the goal of Cold Soup? ST & TB: Baseline, it’s to get people stoked on snowboarding and winter sports in general. We do a segment called “This Week in Snowboarding,” where we cover some banger edits snowboarders are putting out … check Bode Merrill’s part in ‘Reckless Abandon’. Woo boy! We want to get our listeners to engage with us online … but more so come into our storefronts and meet us in person, tell us what they thought of the episodes and maybe some different things they want to hear about. DH: What has been your favorite episode that you’ve recorded? Why? ST: We’ve had really good ones so far. Pat Hammer (WGRZ meteorologist, Ep. 4), Joe Grasso (of Burton Snowboards, Ep. 5) and Dan Aldrich (HV snowmaker, Ep. 7) were all so good, but I think my favorite so far is Episode 9 with legendary snowboard photographer Tim Zimmerman. Tim has been all over the world snapping pics of dudes who are ridiculously good at snowboarding, and he’s so grounded. Millions of people have seen those photos and he’s just a regular dude. TB: That’s such a tough one, because we’ve had really great guests. But I’ve got to agree with ST and say Ep. 7 with Dan. Snowmaking is so important, especially in a year like last when natural snow rarely, if ever, came along. It was really cool to see an inside look at the actual process of snowmaking. DH: What should/can people look forward to in coming episodes? ST & TB: We plan on having Pat Morgan (head of Big Boulder Park), Adam Sauerwein (of ‘The Pursuit’ fame), Pat Meehan (of Pret Helmets) and other industry people on. I’d really love to get HV General Manager Dennis Eshbaugh to come on … so stay tuned.
DH: Cold Soup has a planned weekly airing, correct? TB: We try to go for every Tuesday night around 8pm, but sometimes we drop at random times depending on our schedule. The goal is to get one a week, but there will be some weeks, like Christmas week, where we won’t have the time. But we really shoot for one a week. DH: If you could have a guest interview of anyone for Cold Soup, who would it be and why? ST: Oh man … besides the caliber of a pro rider like Travis (Rice), I’d have to say a Godfather - Jake Carpenter (of Burton) or Mike Olson (of Mervin Manufacturing). Those two have been with snowboarding since its infancy. Jake is the businessman, the powerhouse guy who saw a global vision for snowboarding. Olson is more of the mad scientist, cooking up new shapes and tech in his lab, like Magne Traction, utilizing rocker and blended camber more. DH: Any plans for Iron Mike to be on an episode? ST: We’re going to try. He’s got an unbelievable wealth of knowledge on both the industry and snowboarding, seeing as he’s been in it for so long. But if you really want the OG to drop some knowledge, you’ll just have to come to the Flagship. DH: Aside from Cold Soup, what podcasts are you guys listening to these days? ST: My main listen is Pardon My Take, the one the Barstool Guys, PFT and Big Cat, do. They’re awesome, not just because the content is hilarious, but they crank out 3 podcasts a week with some pretty heavy guests. That’s dedication. TB: I like “The Not Snowboarding Podcast.” We kind of follow a slightly similar format. And Comedy Bang! Bang. It’s just a randomly funny podcast. DH: What are you both most excited about for the upcoming snowboard season? TB: Sweet Lady Lake Effect! I feel like we are going to get Hammered this winter, and I’m so stoked! DH: Finally, where can people find the episodes at? TB: Two ways: On the website (www.boardsandpowder.com) or on iTunes! Go to Podcasts and search Cold Soup. Getting the show from hosted just on our website to a legit platform was huge - it gives people the opportunity to download it without blowing through all of their data. You can also look for the links on the Facebook page (The Boardroom Snowboard Shop) or Twitter/Insta (@boardroomeville). So head on over to iTunes and give the guys a download. You’ll find entertaining episodes that have a solid blend of humor, history, and all around snowboard insight. The perfect mix to get you ready to go enjoy that WNY lake effect.
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SNOWED-IN’S PRODUCT PICKS: SHOWCASING OUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS EACH MONTH SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS • VISIT THESE LOCAL RETAILERS IN ELLICOTTVILLE AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES DURING YOUR NEXT TRIP TO THE 14731 AREA PATAGONIA
EVL COORDINATE BRACELETS
Daff Dry Goods 17 Washington St. • EVL 716.699.2293
Gallery 14731 5 E. Washington St. • EVL facebook.com/gallery14731
Look cute and feel cozy in winter white! Daff girl Karie is pictured here in Patagonia’s Nano Puff Jacket. Fashion meets light weight warmth, windproof, and water-resistance. The most thermally efficient synthetic insulation available now with 55% post-consumer recycled content. Center-front zipper has wicking interior storm flap and zipper garage at chin for next-to-skin comfort. Stop into Daff for all your Patagonia winter wear needs!
Treat yourself to a unique, stylish piece of art that you can wear. These hand stamped custom bracelets feature the latitude and longitude of Ellicottville, New York. Available in gold, silver and copper, these bracelets are perfect for anyone who loves EVL. You can only find them at Gallery 14731.
EAT, DRINK AND BE SNOWY!
Slopeside Mountain Shop @ HoliMont 716.699.2320
Jonny Barber Shop 13 Bristol Lane • EVL 716.572.3321
The Slopeside Shop has cool logo gear and unique products you’ll need, want or forgot to pack for Ellicottville winter adventures. New for this year: Bula hats and accessories, Hestra gloves, POC helmets and goggles and Leki poles. Stock up on HoliMont logo mugs, wine glasses, bottle openers, and don’t forget to pick up a copy of the HoliFare cookbook, comprised of delicious recipes from many HoliMont members.
Layrite products were formulated by barbers for barbers. Made in the USA, the water soluble pomade “Holds like wax, Washes out like gel.” Different holds and shines for all hair types. Jonny’s favorite: the Natural Matte Cream - it works as a lightweight shaper adding texture with a flexible, all-day hold from easy and laid-back to more defined. Grab your 4oz. can after a fresh cut and straight razor neck shave over at the Jonny Barber Shop.
SKI, SKIS AND MORE SKIS!
Mud, Sweat n’ Gears 18 Monroe St. • EVL 716.699.8300
Bike and Bean 30 Washington St. • EVL 716.699.BIKE
Cue the “oohs and aahs”! This season, more than ever, you’ll find so much choice at MSG. Top performers include some of our favorites like Nordica, Head, Volkl and Rossignol. Whether you have an appetite for floaty powder skis, all mountain performers, gutsy sidecuts for groomer days or blazing fast race equipment, chances are you’ll find what you fancy on the MSG ski wall. Try before you buy with a variety of high performance demo skis.
Stay warm this winter and support your local two-wheeled, burrito rolling team with a sweet hoodie from E’ville Bike and Bean. Made in the USA - printed local! Look cool, be cool. And while you’re at it, fuel up with a tasty, made-to-order burrito from the B&B kitchen. Mmmm! Follow Bike and Bean on Facebook and keep tabs on rad bikes and awesome burrito specials.
BODY RENEWAL WRAP
OAKLEY MOD5 SNOW HELMET
Ellicottville Oasis Spa Inside Tamarack Club • Holiday Valley 716.699.8996
Holiday Valley Mountain Shops 2 locations: Main Lodge / Yodeler Lodge 716.699.2345
With cold, winter temps, your skin may be screaming for a little pampering. Book a seasonal body renewal wrap - a deeply hydrating and exfoliating treatment for dry, undernourished skin. Take a sophisticated journey into relaxation! This feel-good and good-for-you treatment uses fabulous products from Farmhouse Fresh. They change up the treatment according to the season - Brandied Pear, Lavender Limeade, Coconut Grove, Chocolate Strawberry … yum!
Big-Mountain brawn - designed for those who demand the highest level of performance. Featuring a hybrid shell construction and the Modular Brim System (MBS), the MOD5 delivers the perfect balance of increased protection and weight savings for technical riding. Other sweet features: Boa® fit system, Fidlock® magnetic buckle closure, adjustable ventilation, removable comfort liner, and removable ear pads.
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VIVID MONO SUIT
LULA N LEE JEWELRY
The City Garage 5 Monroe St. • EVL 716.699.2054
Gado Gado 26 Monroe St. • EVL 716.699.2128
Yes, the one piece is back! … with a totally updated fit and style. TOBE Outerwear comes out of the power sport world and has started making ski and snowboard apparel this year! Over-engineered materials, so your apparel does not let you down in the harshest of conditions. Don’t let the weather hold you back! Suit up, strap in, and head out! Available in sizes xxs through 3x.
Lula n Lee, a family inspired company, handcrafts unique necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The jewelry is made from mixed metals combined with amazonate, turquoise, pearls and semi precious gemstones. Lula n Lee were a blessing to all who knew them and were such an inspiration to their daughter and granddaughter who are now the designers. They dedicate each piece to Lula n Lee’s creative spirit.
BEES WAX SKIN CARE
M2 GOGGLE WITH MFI
Hampshire Mills 890 Broad St. • Salamanca, NY 716.945.3100
The Boardroom Snowboard Shop 6113 Route 219 & 16 Washington St. • EVL 716.699.5620
What’s the bzzzz about? Bees wax skin care is all the rage. Stop in and try the lotion bee bar by Honey House - it has cocoa butter, Lanolin and Vitamin E for extra nourishment. Not only is it nourishing, but it’s also known to relieve itching and some chronic skin conditions. Hampshire Mills also carries Naked Bee lotion, which comes in two refreshing scents as well as a wonderful shampoo and conditioner. These products are perfect for the cold winter months ahead.
Quick change has never been easier! Anon, Burton Snowboarding’s goggle division, brings the best of R&D with the M2 goggle. Built with Magna Tech - magnetic points that allow you to change lenses on the fly - never worry about superior vision in day light/flat light/night light again. And to keep your face protected, pick up an Anon facemask with MFI - Magnetic Facemask Integration - so you never have to deal with stuff bunched up under your nose again.
DUKE CANNON SOAP
Betsy’s Consignments 34 W. Washington St. • EVL 716.699.6131
A Touch of Ellicottville 28 Washington St. • EVL 716.699.5385
Consignment shops are exciting … you never know what will be hanging on the racks on any given day. Betsy’s just received a number of high-end alpaca pieces that have been drastically marked down for whomever is lucky enough to claim them for their own closet. Pictured here is a fashionable alpaca poncho made of 100% baby alpaca fur. If you have yet to experience the softness of alpaca, stop by. We’re pretty sure you’ll fall in love (and you’ll look good too!)
We all know that size matters - especially when it comes to soap. Being 3 times the size of regular soap means that Duke Cannon’s Big American Brick of Soap is going to last a lot longer than its competition. It’s triple milled for highest quality and has steel cut grains for texture and exfoliation (manly gripability). Modeled after soap used by GIs in the Korean war, and field tested by Active Duty U.S. Soldiers. Made in the USA, a portion of proceeds supports Veterans causes.
KARI TRAA LONG UNDERWEAR
Dekdebruns Snow Sports 20 Washington St. • EVL 716.699.2754
Reflections 39 Mill St. • EVL 716.699.8757
Ladies, do you love to stay hot and want to keep dry!? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then Kari Traa long underwear is for you. Dekdebruns stocks fun patterns in synthetic and merino wool blends. The quick-drying and breathable performance fabric has strategically placed panels that add extra warmth in key areas, allowing for more high-output winter fun! Stop in to the shop and outfit your next snow adventure.
Reflections is proud to offer professional application of Shellac brand nail color. Unlike wait-dry manicures, the Shellac mani takes up less time, lasts a lot longer and won’t chip or dull. The 4-step manicure includes a base coat, color coat and top coat, cured under UV light for zero dry-time, leaving a highly durable, high-shine finish that lasts 14+ days! With over 100 designer shades to choose from, you may want to arrive extra early for your scheduled manicure session.
USB SALT LAMPS
LIONS, TIGERS & BEARS, OH MY!
Ellicottville Salt Cave 32 W. Washington St. • EVL 716.699.2068
Ameri-Can 11 Washington St. • EVL 716.699.6690
This USB Salt Lamp is naturally shaped from Himalayan salt crystals and plugs into any USB port on a PC, Mac or laptop, powering the reddish-hued LED lights inside. When heated, it releases negative ions, also known as “Vitamins of the Air”. The negative ions are said to calm nerves, revitalize cells and purify the air for a holistic experience. Anyone who works a desk job, travels, and even college kids, can enjoy the benefits of the salt’s 82+ trace minerals.
This truly unique shop captures a delightful mix of functional, fun clothing and accessories, along with an eclectic collection of works from local artists. Ski enthusiasts and visitors to Ellicottville have recently been sharing their positive remarks about these prints available at Ameri-Can by acrylic painter Carey Ann Welch. Depicting a lion, tiger and bear (not shown) in their ski gear, these prints will surely add color and personality to your chalet wall.
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SHOWCASING OUR TOP FOOD & DRINK CHOICES THERE ARE PLENTY OF FLAVORFUL OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM IN AND AROUND ELLICOTTVILLE ... WHAT ARE YOU CRAVING?
WINERY OF ELLICOTTVILLE
EVL CHEESE COMPANY
BERRY HARD CIDER This one has been in the works for awhile … it’s finally ready! As the latest seasonal treat released by the Winery of Ellicottville, this cider is composed of apples, raspberries, and blueberries all grown locally. Effervescent and sweet with a pink hue and an attractive label, this latest beverage is a must-try; stop in for a taste. While you’re there, ask about their Wine Club, and you’re guaranteed to enjoy a variety of wines throughout the year at your doorstep. Wine club membership boasts special discounts, free annual wine tasting for you and your guests, advance notice of new releases and winery events, and more.
CHEDDAR BLOCKS Say cheese! EVL Cheese Company is your source for all things cheesy-licious! Stock up on blocks of Cuba Cheese’s Sharp and Extra Sharp Cheddar, available in 2-1/2 lb ($10.95) and 5 lb ($21.75) blocks. The Sharp is aged 9 months, while the Extra Sharp is aged 15 months - it’s the perfect ingredient for your homemade macaroni and cheese. Give as a gift or use in your next casserole, sauce or hors d’oeuvre. With the Super Bowl not too far away, you’ll want to start planning … choose other varieties of cheeses, meats, crackers and spreads available in-store and you’re sure to have a Super Bowl platter that everyone will enjoy!
ELLICOTTVILLE BREWING COMPANY
HEARTY HOMEMADE SOUPS If you’re in the mood for a hearty, delicious soup, head to Madigan’s for some of the best soups in town. A long-time local favorite is Madigan’s curry apple chicken soup, shown here. It’s a perfect blend of spices with a touch of sweetness. There’s no better way to warm up on a cold, winter day than with Madigan’s “soup of the day”. Other staple creations include Southwest chicken corn chowder, cream of potato and bacon, Thai peanut chicken, and classic homemade chicken noodle. It’s the perfect feel-good lunch that will surely hit the spot. Madigan’s lunch is available Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30am-2:00pm.
SKI BUM Nothing beats a memorable day on the slopes with your best buds or family by your side. Once you’re legs turn to Jell-O, head downtown to EBC for snacks, a few brews, and quality time to share your on-hill stories. With plenty of apps to pass around (such as Belgian style mussels, Truffle tots, and Nachos Ellicottville), and a full menu of signature and seasonal beers, your group will surely enjoy the apres experience to its fullest. Perfect for ski season is EBC’s Ski Bum winter ale - smooth with a moderate bitterness, brewed with centennial hops. Enjoy it draft, or grab a few six-packs to take back to your chalet.
JOHN HARVARD’S BREW HOUSE
MONROE ST. BRICK & BREW
LOADED NACHOS Take a break from the slopes, come in from the cold, and warm up with friendly service, good company, and a bite and a brew to refuel you for your next adventure on the snow. Keep your appetite in check with John Harvard’s Loaded Nachos - crispy tortilla chips doused with cheddar cheese, in-house made salsa, jalapenos, olives, scallions and sour cream. “Go big or go home” - this plate is definitely big enough to share. Add guacamole, chicken or chili for the full effect. Wash it down with any of the 24+ brews on tap. (We recommend John Harvard’s Pale Ale or Rohrbach’s Vanilla Porter.)
PESTO TOMATO PIZZA Their philosophy is simple ... create the best pizza team to give you the best PIE experience yet. Served with the freshest hand-prepared ingredients and cooked around 1,000 degrees, then delivered to your table or doorstep (Monroe Street Brick & Brew delivers!) One of their more popular pies is the Pesto Tomato Pizza with basil pesto sauce, shredded mozzarella blend, romano tomato and fresh spinach. Wash it down with Four Mile Brewing Company’s Allegheny IPA - loaded with citrus-packed hops and a nice malt background. Served on tap.
DOM’S BUTCHER BLOCK
D’AVOLIO OLIVE OILS & VINEGARS Dom’s Butcher Block stocks a full line of hand-crafted extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars made by D’Avolio of Williamsville, NY. From classic flavors such as Basil and California Garlic to more unique concoctions such as Tuscan Herb, Honey Ginger and Vermont Maple, oil and vinegar lovers will no doubt appreciate the wide variety of bottles to choose from. The best part: you can sample many of the flavors in the store! So the next time you’re at Dom’s picking up your fresh cut of meat, take a gander at the D’Avolio selection. We’re pretty sure you’ll find a new favorite flavor each time you visit!
THE KOOL KAT BREAKFAST WRAP Start your morning with a belly full of goodness. Head to Katy’s Cafe and fuel up with one of their delicious breakfast creations. The Kool Kat Breakfast Wrap (pictured) offers two fried eggs with spinach, roasted red peppers, tomato, bacon and feta cheese in a grilled garlic herb wrap. Or if you want to spice it up, order Katy’s Angry Burrito - two fried eggs, homefries, sausage, onions, tomato, smoked jalapeño relish, cheddar, chipotle aioli in a grilled cheddar jalapeño wrap. You certainly won’t go hungry! Pair any of Katy’s breakfast creations with one of her specialty coffees and you’ve got the makings of a good day!
14 Monroe Street • Ellicottville, NY 716.699.1055 | wineryofellicottville.com
36 Washington Street • Ellicottville, NY 716.699.4455
Inside Tamarack Club • Holiday Valley Resort 716.699.5350 | holidayvalley.com
38 Washington Street • Ellicottville, NY 716.699.6328 | domsbutcherblock.com
5 E. Washington Street • Ellicottville, NY 716.699.1065 | evlcheese.com
28 Monroe Street • Ellicottville, NY 716.699.2537 | ellicottvillebrewing.com
21 Monroe Street • Ellicottville, NY 716.699.1051 | monroestpizza.com
10 Washington Street • Ellicottville, NY 716.699.8860
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A STEAKHOUSE FIT FOR EVL
THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OWNING A RESTAURANT AND OPERATING ONE ... AND THERE’S A REASON THE SILVER FOX HAS REMAINED A CONSTANT FOR SO MANY YEARS By Spencer Timkey Speak candidly with any business owner in Ellicottville, and you’ll hear a common theme. Running a success story in a resort town requires finding the delicate balance between staying true to your mission statement and keeping pace with the always-shifting demands of the consumer. Some businesses in Ellicottville never achieved this balance - that’s why they’re not in business anymore. Others, like The Silver Fox, have done what is needed to not only keep the lights on, but remain a rock-solid constant of the Ellicottville scene. There’s a stark difference between owning a restaurant and operating a restaurant. Michael Nickolson, owner of ‘The Fox,’ falls into the latter. We walked in and immersed ourselves into Ellicottville’s only true steakhouse. Graciously inviting us for dinner and drinks, Mike sat down between courses to expound on the restaurant’s beginnings, navigating a restaurant through good times and bad, and some of the things The Fox offers. My mom and several members of my family got their first paychecks working for Mike and his father Jerry - so it was only fitting that I take her along as my date for the evening. A Manhattan made with Buffalo Trace bourbon for myself and a glass of crisp sauvignon blanc for mom started our evening. We sat in a nestled corner with low, warm lighting that produced an atmosphere perfect for a quiet night out with friends, family or date. Mike sat down and opened the history book. “My father cooked and bartended when he got out of the Service, and his uncle owned a restaurant in Buffalo. Some time after we opened, he was interested in me taking it over. At that time, we were the 5th sit-down restaurant in Ellicottville,” he said before rattling off the other originals, like the Ellicottville Inn and The Birdwalk. As Mike spoke, Angela (our friendly, engaging server) brought out an appetizer dish of fried Dorade, served with remoulade in an Asian style. A white fish that’s sweet to the taste, the dish was enhanced with two sauces that catered to both sweet and spicy. “In the 70s and 80s, it was steak and potatoes. The whole family would order cuts of meat, and that’s just the way it was. Obviously, things are a little bit different now. As eating habits change, you need to change with it. We still serve a great cut of meat. But now we’re offering more seafood, pork, and white meat. Things that can appeal to every member of a group.” Nickolson explained that in prior years when a table of 6 came in, you prepared yourself for six cuts of red meat. In 2016, that’s not the case - or if it is, it’s rare. But constantly bringing in new, fresh items - like the Dorade appetizer - keeps the menu fresh. “The Halibut, for instance, is fresh from Ocean Beauty (out of Seattle),” he said. “We bring the whole fish in and break it down ourselves. That’s part of the process for us, ensuring the dish is prepared front to back exactly the way we want it.” Unique because of its location and diversity of people that it brings in, Ellicottville is a rare breed that allows for multiple restaurants to coexist without entirely overlapping on a particular customer. Nickolson knows that’s what makes both The Fox and the overall vibe of the town successful. Filling one of those niches is a steakhouse that provides a superior cut, which Angela brought out next.
THE SILVER FOX STEAKHOUSE
23 Hughey Alley • Ellicottville, NY 716.699.4672 www.thesilverfoxrestaurant.com
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Often, people think yoga is simply stretching. However, those who come to the practice will quickly learn that it incorporates much more than just a physical body practice. Yoga certainly allows for the student to stretch one’s body, but it also allows one to transform on a mental and spiritual front. While the student is moving through a series of postures linked with corresponding breathwork, they are receiving corresponding benefits to the nervous system. These subtle benefits include relaxation, mindfulness, heightened concentration, stress reduction, a reduction in reactivity, and an overall sense of calm. When I was a young girl I recall seeing my Dad in a headstand on his orange wool rug (his version of a yoga mat). Many years later I came across his books with pictures of men in various yoga postures. I quickly grew to cherish these books as my own. They were what helped me heal from his passing. It was as though he knew I would need the tools that a Yoga practice gives to its students. Like many students who begin on the yogic path, I signed up for yoga classes believing that my stressed body and depressed mind would benefit from some gentle stretching. I certainly did find a great deal of relief from the stretching postures, but I found an even deeper release of the mental build-up that grew with his absence. I found myself going to more classes, craving this simultaneous relief of body and mind. I realized, through the tears that certain postures triggered, that my body and mind had become very disconnected to protect my broken heart. With continued practice, growing physical strength, and a more concentrated mind - due to the breathing and meditative practices I was incorporating - I began to understand that yoga is so much more than stretching the body. It clearly had the capacity to help mend a deep hole from the void I was left with. Eventually, I felt a sense of wholeness again. So, I arrived at yoga practice via my Dad, but I began to teach yoga on my own accord. I developed a strong desire to give others a similar feeling of release and relief that the regular practice of yoga provides. Yoga reminds us of that tool that we all have within us - our breath. It is through the collaboration of the physical practice of postures and the concentrated focus of breathwork that one arrives at the awareness we all have the present moment anchor of breath within us, always. This may seem very simple, yet is very profound when we allow the trust in our breath to calm us in situations of fight or flight, fear, sadness, anger, etc. I currently teach in my downtown Ellicottville boutique studio. I teach all-level classes that are available to most students with room for layering more difficult options as the body grows stronger. I incorporate relaxation, breathwork, balancing, as well as vigorous warming of the body movement in my classes. Additionally, I am available to travel and teach in a variety of home and work settings including school settings, sports team facilities, etc. Please feel free to contact me to reserve your spot in ongoing all-level classes or private sessions. You may also visit my website for up-to-date rates and schedules.
Everyday our body is continually being exposed to positive ions from cell phones, microwaves, computers, tv’s, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. Himalayan pink salt contains negative ions that are absorbed through the skin and inhaled into our lungs during a 45-minute salt cave session, thus creating a mind and body balance. The Ellicottville Salt Cave is a re-creation of the healing allergen and pathogen free microclimate found in natural salt mines in the Himalayans of Europe. It is constructed of natural salt, water, and wood. HISTORY: Modern use of salt therapy (halotherapy) started in Germany when Dr. Karl Herman Spannage noticed improvement in the health of his patients after they hid in local salt caves to escape heavy bombing during WWII. Since then, many European spas and medical clinics have incorporated halotherapy into their practices. In 1843, Dr. Felix Boczkowski believed the air in the Wieliczka, Poland salt mine had healing effects on people with respiratory problems. Today the Wieliczka salt mine is operating as the largest underground rehab and treatment center in the world. HOW HALOTHERAPY WORKS: A water-feature in the salt cave acts as a natural halogenerator and ionizer. As brine (salt water) is pumped at a slow steady pace, it evaporates, producing a saline vapor effect within the room. The water cascade creates a higher concentration of negative ions which is found naturally around flowing water or the ocean. This method, speleotherapy, is considered a passive therapy - achieved with patience and consistency over time. Clients relax in the salt cave and inhale the salt-enriched air deep into their lungs to start a healing process. Just a 45-minute salt cave session is equal to 4 days at the beach! Halotherapy is clinically proven to clear mucus from the airways thus removing airflow constriction; boost immune system; provide anti-inflammatory and bactericidal effects; reduce symptoms of asthma, allergies, sinus and congestion; improve lung function; help clear unwanted inhaled particles from the lungs; destress and decrease depression; and ease skin ailments such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Himalayan salt is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, mucolytic effective, pathogen and allergen free. Halotherapy is 100% safe, natural, and drug free, and clients are fully dressed during sessions. The temperature inside the salt cave is 65-70°F. TESTIMONIAL: In April 2016 Lisa Gastle enjoyed the salt cave and reported, “I have been congested for the past 6 months and only able to breathe through my nose at a minimum. I also lost my sense of smell. I came to the salt cave and within two days of the session I have gained 90% of my breathing back as well as regained my sense of smell. I also have asthma and have not been using my asthma inhalers since the session.” Halotherapy is an alternative treatment that has been going on for ages in Europe and Asia, just coming to North America the last couple of years. Stop in and talk with us to learn more. Better yet, book a session and try it for yourself!
A lot of us were knocked out by early season respiratory infections. (Beware, the flu just walked through our store this month!) Various herbs, extra probiotics, saltwater nasal flushes and steam inhalation treatments of Rosemary and Wild Thyme essential oils in addition to Silver Shield liquid breathed through a nebulizer can help prevent infection from reaching our lungs and lessen its duration and severity! It is true, using naturopathic care for infections is more timeconsuming and requires more self-care … YET is so worth it when you can avoid antibiotics that also kill the good bacteria, leading to yeast infections and/or new infections in the body. Most flu and cold infections are viral and, as you know, antibiotics only kill bacteria. Using Silver Shield with your family will help prevent and treat bacterial, viral and yeast infections in the body. The use of silver as an antimicrobial has been around since 2000 BC in Egyptian writings. Today, 4,000 years later, NASA selected silver solution technology for use in their space shuttles. Silver Shield’s nano-technology is better than colloidal or ionic silver solutions and is non-toxic and extremely safe. Numerous scientific studies have shown that Silver Shield can destroy 99.9% of all bacteria, viruses, mold, fungi/yeast and protozoa with destruction of these pathogens beginning within 15 seconds of contact. This includes SUPERBUGS! Silver Shield comes in liquid form (used internally), and gel (used externally). Both can be stored safely for many years without losing potency or effectiveness. In addition, they can be used on anyone safely including children, babies, elderly, pregnant/ breastfeeding women and the immuno-compromised. Silver works in three ways. “First, the silver oxide coating of the nano-particle ruptures the membrane of a bacterium leading to cellular death. Next, the silver nano particle overcomes a virus’s DNA by causing it to bind into a tight ball that renders the virus unable to replicate. Finally, the silver solution is destructive towards microorganisms through its magnetic resonance of 890-910 tetrahertz, the frequency that kills bacteria, viruses and fungi. “ USES FOR SILVER SHIELD LIQUID: Prevention of and onset of illnesses; fevers, flu, colds, food poisoning and UTIs; sinuses; aryngitis, chest infections; mouth sores; teeth and gum infections; ear infections; eye infections (ie: pink eye or styes); sore throats; household disinfectant uses. USES FOR SILVER SHIELD GEL: direct topical use for wounds, burns, acne, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, ringworm, skin infections, athlete’s foot, toenail fungus, diaper rash, face wash, vaginal yeast infections and as a hand sanitizer. Come into Nature’s Remedy for your Silver Shield supply nd to learn more about its uses and benefits, in addition to other supplements and therapies effective in treating infections and boosting your immune system. Nature’s Remedy gives a 15% discount for these products!
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HIT THE TRAILS: YOU CAN BET YOUR SNOWY BOTTOM SOME OF THE BEST ADVENTURES ARE ON A SNOWMOBILE
Western New York Winter is upon us in The Enchanted Mountains! Here in Cattaraugus County, one day we’re shoveling out two feet of snow and the next dodging raindrops! Never fret, whether you choose to explore the Winter Wonderlands of our natural areas or prefer to celebrate the season by visiting our splendid indoor museums, galleries and theater performances, you are sure to celebrate all of Winter, not just the holidays!
When the snow comes down all fluffy and fast, you can bet your snowy bottom that some of the best adventures are atop a snowmobile. Cascade over the freshly fallen snow laying peacefully on the fields or slow down in our forested areas to look up and glance at the snow lined trees. We have over 450 miles of trails, including those in Allegany State Park. With all those miles and trails that connect into the next county, you will need at least a couple days to pack in all the fun! We have numerous snowmobile-friendly lodging options with easy trail access including cabins in Allegany State Park, Harwood Haven, Mystic Water Resort and The Woods at Bear Creek … plus plenty of B&B’s, house rentals and more! Call 1-800-331-0543 for your Free Trail Map and Brochure which lists these places as well as restaurants, snowmobile rentals, snowmobile service stops and gas stations along the trail. Here is just one example of a day of fun that awaits you this winter! Stay at The Inn at One Bank Street in Randolph, which has restaurants and gas within a half a block from your guest room. Walk over to Vern’s Place in the morning for an affordable, delicious meal to give you the energy to be out in the cold all day. Head back to the room, gear up and take your sled over to Arrowmart to gas up before you go, again just a half block away! Now you’re ready for an adventure - but don’t forget your trail map! It is very important to respect the landowners that allow the trails to go over their property. And remember, just because you see a trail doesn’t mean it is for your use. It is your responsibility to know the trails and stick to them! Head up to Little Valley, then over the back hills of Ellicottville through the McCarty Hill Forest, then over to the quaint town of Franklinville. Check out The Woods at Bear Creek for dinner and and a warm-up. The Woods at Bear Creek offers a view of the pristine snow over their lake that can be seen from the restaurant. Once you’ve thawed out, head south through Ischua and down towards Portville. If you didn’t grab a bite to eat at The Woods at Bear Creek, then give Sprague’s Maple Farms a try. Almost everything on the menu has maple syrup in it! Refuel at Kwik Fill or the Halfway Inn Bar & Grill, then make your way back to Randolph through Allegany State Park and scope out a location for next year’s snowmobile vacation.
SLOW DOWN THE PACE... LACE UP THOSE ICE SKATES AND HIT THE RINK
For those who harbor a little less enthusiasm for winter, ease into it with ice skating at the William O. Smith Rec Center in Olean. This is the perfect compromise. You get to enjoy a great winter sport, but can step off the ice to warm up at any time. Plus, what makes a better date night than ice skating? (Hint hint.) Afterwards, take that special someone out to a lovely dinner at any of the new restaurants in Olean. Try Woodside Tavern on the Range on River Road for a beautiful setting, or the hip new Ravyn & Robyn Lounge, featuring fine Italian cuisine made from scratch. There’s always the tried and true favorites as well - The Beef N Barrel, Brothers Bistro, El Mariachi and Angee’s.
COLD FEET? ENJOY WARMTH AND ENTERTAINMENT INDOORS
How about those who absolutely can’t stand the thought of cold? Make your way from warm indoor space to the next warm indoor space via our many outstanding museums, galleries and theatrical performances. We have 26 museums in the county which can be viewed in the Heritage Brochure (free upon request). Discover a variety of interests including Town and Village histories, history of the county, Seneca Nation culture, themes relating to African American history and the Underground Railroad … and one even has a Mammoth! The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of St. Bonaventure University and offers stunning and important works of art from their collection and others. There are also live performances here from renowned musicians thanks to the group, “Friends of Good Music”.
The Theatre is alive and well and as the saying goes, “The Show Must Go On”. And that means in the winter too! Spend a delightful evening inside dreaming of other lives lived and hear the great stories and musicals put on by our fantastic local talent. Olean Community Theatre will be celebrating their 38th season in 2017 with “The Big Meal”, “Assassins”, and “9 to 5”. The Olean Theatre Workshop has provided family theater for over 34 years; their upcoming performances of The Odd Couple will debut in February. The Ray Evans Seneca Theatre in Salamanca is host to the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association’s performances. “Hair” will be gracing the stage in February and is sure to be the talk of the town.
So whatever you’re idea of winter is - a time to enjoy crisp cool air and fluffy snow or a time to slow down, relax and find special moments indoors - then The Enchanted Mountains of Western NY are where you need to be! Visit us online at EnchantedMountains.com, call us at 1-800-331-0543 or follow us on Facebook!
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SHOP. PLAY. DINE. STAY ... OLEAN, NEW YORK By Spencer Timkey
It’s easy to see why Ellicottville is such a fun place to come and play. Two resorts, a town alive with food and drink, and plenty of people you can share the stoke with. If you’re a seasonal (or even regular) visitor to 14731, you understand that this place - not just Ellicottville, but the entire region - thrives on being outside. Just a short drive over Chapel Hill or down Route 417 lies an entire area you may not know existed. These Enchanted Mountains contain much more than machine groomed packed powder, and we’re encouraging you to get out of your comfort zone and explore.
A MAGICAL MIXTURE OF HOPS AND GOOD FOOD Four Mile Brewing Company ranks high with WNY craft beer
EXPERIENCE THE OUTDOORS ... INDOORS The Olean Sports Show takes outdoor recreation to a whole new level
He wanted to provide Olean with something no one else had. After brewing his own beer for over 10 years, Gregg Piechota - an Allegany native - bounced an idea off of his friend Jaye Beattie about opening a craft beer bar. After some consideration, they conceded that Olean was in desperate need of something new, something fresh. Four Mile Brewery was born.
It’s so much more than a gun show. When the Olean Sports Show opened its doors to the public eight years ago, it was easy to assume that this would be another run-of-the-mill sportsmen show, complete with guns, knives, ammo and all of the appropriate hunting accessories. But as society’s propensity for spending more time outdoors has grown, so has the Sports Show.
“I just started thinking, if no one else is going to do it, maybe I can be the one, Piechota told me. “Myself, Jaye, and Nick - our 3rd investor - all had kind of a similar vision for what we wanted it to be, and we all brought different things to the table. It was a perfect fit.”
Going down at Good Times of Olean on Jan. 21-22, the Sports Show has transformed itself into a full-blown dream for outdoor enthusiasts. Adding vendors that cater to kayakers, snowshoers and mountain bikers, it has diversified itself into an appealing exhibition for all ages and interests.
Four Mile’s history goes back to a time when (gasp!) the government didn’t want us to drink. No, they refused to let us drink. In 1907, the Olean Brewing Company opened at the same brick & mortar where Four Mile resides (until Prohibition forced it to close.) Now, 202 E. Greene Street is alive and well again, providing the masses with magical mixtures of hops.
“We try to say it’s not just blood and guts,” laughed Meme Yanetsko of the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce. “There is still plenty of that, so hunters need not worry. But we have made a dedicated effort to make this show more appealing to a broader range of people. When we first started, we thought it was a great idea because of the success of the Home Show. Then, we were pulling in just local vendors. Now, we’re getting people from two, three, four hours away.”
“I’m a big IPA guy,” Piechota said. “My main brewer Craig (Clark) is as well. We centered our flagship brew - the Allegheny IPA - around that love. It’s a recipe derived from 20 years of Craig trying to find that perfect blend (editor’s note: Craig nailed it. The beer is really good!) and we took it from there. After we attempted - successfully to brew it in our large system, we knew we had a winner. That’s by far our best seller.” Four Mile’s rapid ascension within the ranks of western New York’s craft beer scene is a testament to the dedication Gregg and co. have in brewing a great beer. Initially on board with Sanzo Distribution, they soon found that the Buffalo market was thirsty for some fresh blood (breweries). Now with Certo Distribution, there are 65 Four Mile taps in the Buffalo area, with many more on the way. “We’re constantly growing, constantly expanding,” he said. “We recently signed on with TJ Sheehan Distribution, which has a heavy presence in the Rochester/Syracuse markets - our first kegs shipped to Rochester last week.” But to fully experience the Four Mile brand, you need to head over to Olean and see it for yourself. By utilizing the old building, Four Mile has been able to recapture that pre-Prohibition vibe … all the while, bringing a new-age touch to it. “The 2nd floor is now good to go for private parties,” Piechota said. “We’ve got Coach Schmidt’s (St. Bona Men’s Basketball Coach) radio show broadcasting live every week, and we do gameday specials whenever there’s a Bona game. During the summertime, our biergarten comes alive with live music and people hanging outside by the firepits. We’ve created a really great scene that people have been loving.” When you go over, don’t think that beer is the only purpose of your trip. Four Mile’s kitchen is constantly cooking up fresh dishes to complement the hops, and Piechota said their winter menu is darn near as good - or better - as the summer one. Now that New York State has lightened up and lets bars serve alcohol before noon on Sundays, brunch has become a weekly lightning rod. (Now, if we could only get Uber!) And if you’re just in the mood for some beer and tacos, then Taco Tuesday should do just the trick. “The reception we’ve gotten from both the people of Olean and the local craft beer scene has been just tremendous,” Piechota said. “What’s really great is that a lot of our brewery peers in the Buffalo area consider us a ‘local’ brew. If you can find something that no one else does, why don’t you do it?” Four Mile Brewery is located at 202 E. Green St. in Olean, NY. Search them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and at www.fourmilebrewing.com.
One such vendor is Jim Beverly of Oakfield, NY. Missing all but one year, Beverly specializes in training Golden Retrievers to track prey while hunting. If you’ve got a dog and you’re interested in teaching him how to do more than sit at your feet while you’re eating, you can bring them along to the Sports Show. “WPIG and The Mix come and play MC for us to kind of direct traffic inside the show,” Yanetsko said. “We don’t want people missing out on all of the great seminars and activities that we have planned. In doing so, they’re able to do some live broadcasts directly from Good Times.” Some vendors even bring ATVs, side-by-sides and snowmobiles right to the show, where you can hop on and take them for a test drive. Although kayak vendors will be there as well, you might not be able test them out … seeing as the pond will be frozen. “Country Squirrel of Ridgeway, PA will bring a selection of the snowshoes they sell,” continued Yanetsko, “so you’ll be able to get onto those and cruise around. We’ll also offer more seminars geared towards women and the outdoors - how to shoot recreationally, take care of yourself outside, hiking, kayaking, and outfitting the entire family. We’re really looking forward to this year’s show.” For more information on the Olean Sports Show, head to oleanny.com or call the Chamber at 716-372-4433.
STICK AROUND … THERE’S NO RUSH!
After you’re done cruising around the Sports Show (and before you head over to Four Mile) get in a couple games of bowling at Good Times. With plenty of lanes, a full-service bar, arcade, and restaurants, it’s a great spot to take the family if you’re in need of a day off. (See gtofood.com for an overview of all the fun that Good Times of Olean has to offer.) Plan an overnight stay so you can take your time from one attraction to the next. Check the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce website for lodging options while you’re in the Olean area. Multiple hotels and bed & breakfasts reside in the area, both on the main drag and tucked away along the Allegheny River. The Microtel Inn & Suites located on Route 417 (800-771-7171) offers free continental breakfast, WiFi access, a fitness room, business center, guest laundry ... there’s even a Dunkin Donuts on the property! Book your stay and make a weekend of it! You’ll be pleased you did!
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“SPINNING WHEEL” Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Blood, Sweat & Tears has been one of the most innovative and decorated bands in music. The band will perform this winter at Seneca Allegany Casino, Salamanca, NY.
A Conversation with Bo Bice HULICK: It’s great to talk to you again Bo! BICE: Yes! We talked when we were going to play Ellicottville in the summer of 2015. This is wonderful to have a repeat chat. HULICK: How did your Summer Fest performance go on the slopes? BICE: It was a great time! We have a great time anywhere we go, but that area is almost like coming home for us … being that the band originated in Canada. HULICK: This time around, you will be playing at Seneca Allegany Casino in February 11 … BICE: Yes, we are excited to have that date on our calendar for 2017. It’s been a very busy year for us in 2016 and we are looking forward to 2017. Hey, I celebrated my third year with the band this year. HULICK: Wow! I wouldn’t have thought it has been three years already! BICE: Yes, three years. I’ve been all over the world, literally with this band. For 2017 we already have Jakarta, Indonesia on our schedule and we’ll be heading to Australia again. So it’s shaping up to be another great year. HULICK: You’re going to hit the ground running in the New Year … BICE: You got it! We just got back from Mexico. It was an incredible crowd at the Jazz Festival there. You know how I told you before that most people up north don’t understand what I’m saying with my southern accent when we talked last?
...................... SATURDAY | FEBRUARY 11 @ 7pm By Melanie Hulick Grammy award winning band Blood, Sweat & Tears will be returning to the area when they play one show only at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca. Those very familiar songs and sounds of a band that has stood the test of time will warm up the Events Center on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7pm. Many of you were probably part of their audience when they played on the slopes of Holiday Valley during Ellicottville’s Summer Music Festival two years ago. For those of you that missed that show, including myself, we are lucky to have a second chance come around so quickly. With hits like “Spinning Wheel” and “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”, it is no wonder this band has been a fan favorite around the world for five decades now, having been formed in 1967. I was able to talk with lead singer Bo Bice and drummer Dylan Elise for their show at the Summer Fest, and I got the chance to talk with Bo again about the upcoming casino show. Bice liked the idea of having a “repeat chat” and we had a lot of fun catching up. I got an update on where the band will be heading in 2017, as well as that possible new album we talked about last time. I remember thinking when I spoke with him before, how funny he was, and he was no different this time around. Bice was excited about a milestone he celebrated with the band this year, which brought the phrase “the older you get the faster time flies by” to the forefront of my mind; and how they are all looking forward to coming back this way and even mentioned a wardrobe change he is making from what he brought when they played on the foothills of the slope in 2015, which you will read about in the following conversation. Make sure you save the date, Feb. 11 on your new 2017 calendars and come out for one of the best times you will have in the New Year.
Tickets to Blood, Sweat & Tears’ performance at Seneca Allegany Casino in Salamanca start at $15 and can be purchased through www.senecacasinos.com (click on Seneca Allegany). For more information on the band, visit www.bloodsweatandtears.com.
HULICK: Yes, and I told you that I had interviewed Larry the Cable Guy and had you covered. BICE: Exactly! Well let me tell you … these people in Mexico didn’t know what in the world I was saying! (laughs) HULICK: So how do you feel, three years later, about taking the job with the band? BICE: I’ve always said - and this goes for my solo career and anything else I have done - that if I quit digging it, I’ll quit doing it, and I dig this more and more every single day. I truly do. I’m not just saying that because I’m in the band and collecting a check … truly. I do a lot of different things … I still do the Bo Bice thing, I’m raising four kids with my wife and I dabble in a few other different businesses, but this gig with BS&T fulfills me musically and I am able to travel around with my brothers and play music that I love. HULICK: We talked the last time about a possible new album in the works. Any updates on that you’d like to share? BICE: I still write as a solo artist for myself all the time, but I have to turn into a different creature if I want to write in the frame of BS&T. A lot of our time has been capitalized in touring. It’s a double edge sword when you wake up in a different city or town and go to sound check and play a show, then repeat it all the next day. It doesn’t leave time for writing. You know what … out of respect for the members of the band, let’s just take my “job” hat off and talk to Bo Bice a minute. As a guy who owns a record label, and has been doing this for a while himself … it’s hard to sell records anymore to be honest with you. I can’t tell you behind the scenes why we haven’t or aren’t rushing to put out an album, but I can tell you that by keeping the music alive, by touring right now, is most important to us as a band. So until we can figure out where is that next hit that you and I used to know that sells records at Sam Goode’s … (laughs) HULICK: (laughs) No kidding! Wow, that’s a blast from the past! BICE: That’s not my little soap-box rant, that’s my overview of the situation. HULICK: Well you’re right. The music industry has changed so much and when a vocalist or group wants to make a new album and start writing, they take time off … like an Adele, Bruno Mars or Bon Jovi. They don’t tour like you guys do, which is all the time. BICE: You’re right. You know before BS&T I used to take January and February off just to do what you’re talking about … write. Then March was pre-production to get the tour ready for April and from then to New Year’s you would tour … and that was my cycle. But listen, I’m not complaining, why sit around and complain about something you’re not going to change … and you’re not going to change the music business. So change what you can, live with the rest, adapt and move forward. Listen, I tell folks this all the time about my career … I’ve worked really hard to get where I am, so if you want my spot you need to get up early … eat your breakfast … get you a good cup of coffee … some fresh squeezed orange juice, not the concentrate, because you are gonna need all the vitamins to keep up with me Jack! HULICK: (laughs) You crack me up! BICE: It’s gonna be hard to steal my position away from me, because you’re gonna have to come in and snatch it from me, or I’m gonna have to get old and wither away … but don’t think you’re just gonna get it! (laughs) HULICK: (laughs) You are too funny! Well this has been fun talking to you again and we can’t wait to see you guys February 11th. It’s going to be quite different, weather wise, than it was when you were here in July. BICE: You know what? I love coming to that area. It’s always beautiful … you’ve got Niagara Falls, the ski areas, etc. Winter is absolutely beautiful there for a few minutes … then you run your butt inside as fast as you can! (laughs) … So I’m gonna bring my nice new winter trench coat with me … I will dress the part. HULICK: (laughs) What? No Speedo this time like you brought to the Summer Fest? BICE: (laughs) No neon green Speedo … I’ll never do that one again, I’ll tell you what! So tell everyone to bundle up and come see us in February.
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2017 YEAR OF THE RED ROOSTER By Linda Devlin, ANF Visitors Bureau
According to the Chinese Horoscope 2017 is the Year of the Red Rooster. Predictions for 2017 are if you are single, it is a good time to find your match. If you are in love, then you will have a deeper love. If you love the great outdoors, this is the year to experience the Allegheny National Forest. New for 2017 are Kinzua ADVentures offering four seasons of guided tours; Myers Motorsports offering snowmobile, ATV and UTV rentals; and Lantz Corners’ Snowmobile Rental and Lodging Packages. Hopefully, all the predications for love in 2017 will come true for you.
KINZUA ADVENTURES: 4 SEASONS OF GUIDED TOURS Embrace adventure with winter excursions by snowmobile during the snow season, and motorcycle tours starting in the spring, along with an opportunity to book a boat tour of the Allegheny Reservoir. Guided snowmobile tours will take you into the Forest to experience a true winter wonderland. Tour guides Dave and Tony are both locals with many years of experience. They know the best trails.
Over 360 miles of looped trails await in the scenic Allegheny National Forest of PA
From spring through fall, four different motorcycle tours are available. Each ride is approximately 150 miles through the rugged beauty of the Allegheny National Forest. You can pick from pavement or dirt roads, or a combination of both. Rides will showcase local points of interest including scenic byways, the amazing Kinzua Sky Walk, the Kinzua Bridge Visitors Center, and of course local restaurants. You must bring your own bike, and tours can include up to six people. All sizes of bikes, starting from 250 cc to adventure bikes are welcome. The three-hour boat tour on the beautiful Allegheny Reservoir will offer stunning vistas of the Forest, the Kinzua Dam, the marinas, and depending on the water level, a boat ride up the Allegheny River on a 21-foot jet boat. Kinzua ADVentures is located in Bradford, PA and may be reached by calling 814-3311097 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org for personalized assistance. Looking ahead in 2017, Kinzua ADVentures will offer guided motorcycle tours in the Allegheny National Forest
MYERS MOTORSPORTS NOW RENTING SLEDS If you would like to experience the speed and thrill of riding a snowmobile, but you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on purchasing one, you can now rent snowmobiles at Myers Motorsports. Myers offers 10 rental sleds which range from 500cc to 1000cc, along with trail sleds, performance sleds, and even 2-up sleds at daily, weekend and weekly rates. Myers Motorsports is a full-service powershop which carries parts, accessories, oil, apparel and powersports for sale. ATVs and UTVs are also available for purchase or rent. They offer pickup and delivery as well as on-site service for snowmobiles. Guided tours are available for those renting snowmobiles. Rentals fill quickly, so call ahead to reserve your ride. 3176 Route 219, Lantz Corners, PA. 814-779-3745. www. myersmotorsports.net.
SNOWMOBILE RENTAL & LODGING PACKAGES Lantz Corners Getaway is offering an overnight package for two which includes breakfast, one snowmobile rental for each person, insurance, head gear, and a trail map for $247.50. Or opt for two nights at $285 per person, based on double occupancy. Call for details and reservations. Pricing does not include tax and is subject to change. 2952 Route 219 & Route 6, Lantz Corners, PA. 814-778-5391 www.lantzcorners.com.
“DO THE LOOP” McKean County, Pennsylvania, located just 30 minutes south of Ellicottville, NY, is where you go when you want to find snow. “The Loop,” the #1 exciting trail in Pennsylvania, offers 360 miles of interconnecting trail loops within the wildly beautiful Allegheny National Forest (ANF). Snowmobilers have trail access from multiple locations including Lantz Corners at the intersection of Routes 219 & 6. In the northern section, near Willow Bay, the trail connects to the 90 miles of New York snowmobile trails in Allegany State Park. Helmets and state registration are required for both Pennsylvania and New York if you are riding across the state line on both trail systems. To check out current weather and trail conditions in the northern portion of the forest, please call the Bradford Ranger Station at 814-362-4613, and for the southern section of trail, phone the Marienville Ranger Station at 814-927-6628. Pennsylvania snowmobile registration can be done online at snowatvreg.dcnr.state.pa.us. Myers Motorsports
To book your Snowmobile Tour Package at Lantz Corners Getaway, 2952 Route 219, call 814-778-5391 or book online at www.lantzcorners.com.
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Slide up to the ice bar, then tour & taste at CJ Spirits Craft Distillery
Sled dog races at Winterfest The Hot Sardines jazz up your January at their performance on Jan. 14 in Bradford. photo/Joseph Cutlice
Wednesday is Pasta Night at Flickerwood Wine Cellars
COME IN OUT OF THE COLD Flickerwood Wine Cellars in Kane now serves lunch and dinner daily along with a full service bar. Your appetite will soar as you peruse the menu choices of paninis, salads, grinders, pizza, appetizers and more. Match your entrée with a selection of an awardwinning Flickerwood wine, or choose a cocktail or beer from the bar. Every Wednesday is Pasta Night at Flickerwood. Winemaker Rick and his mother Sue create their delicious Lorenzoni-Zampogna Sauce from a family recipe. The sauce is severed over a variety of pasta - from spaghetti to gnocchi, from ravioli to lasagna. Dinner includes fresh salad and a breadstick. Wednesday Pasta Night runs from 5pm-8pm; reservations are recommended. Flickerwood Wine Cellars is located at 309 Flickerwood Road, Kane, PA. They are open seven days a week. 814-837-7566. www.flickerwood.com.
WINTER IN THE WILDS Discover Winter in the Wilds, Jan. 13-15, 2017 at CJ Spirits Craft Distillery in Kane. Indoor and outdoor events are planned for this weekend of celebrating winter in the “ice box” of Pennsylvania. There will be an outdoor ice bar, ice sculptures, chainsaw carvers, art and craft vendors, and live musical performances nightly. Dark Water Duo will perform Friday night from 7:30pm-10:30pm, Co. Townes Saturday 7:30pm-10:30pm, and on Sunday a solo act will perform from 11am-2pm. A snowmobile run is planned, weather permitting. Bring your best! A chili cook-off will take place Saturday, with judging and prizes at noon. A delicious BBQ Pork Dinner will be offered Saturday from 4pm-6pm. Plan on leaving time to tour the distillery and be sure to try one of their signature cocktails. A Bloody Mary fashioned with Ultra Premium Rocksov Vodka is guaranteed to warm up the insides and put a smile on any face on a blistery cold winter day. CJ Spirits is located just west of the village of Kane. Travel Pennsylvania Route 6, then turn onto 120 Willow Run Drive. For additional information on the events scheduled, call 814-837-1500. www.cjspirits.com
JAZZ IT UP On Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at 7:30pm, the Hot Sardines will perform at the Bromeley Family Theater in Bradford. Their self-titled debut album was named by iTunes as one of the best jazz albums of 2014, and spent more than a year on the Billboard Jazz Chart debuting in the top 10.
Bandleader Evan Palazzo and lead singer Elizabeth Bougerol met in 2007 and bonded over their love of Fats Waller. With musical influences of such greats as Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, they began playing open mic nights and small gigs. By 2011, they headlined Midsummer Night Swing at New York’s Lincoln Center. The Hot Sardines’ energetic and electrifying shows include music first made famous decades ago which now comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lit of her voice. The performance will be at 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA. Tickets are $22 and may be purchased by calling 814-362-5113 or online at www.upb.pitt.edu/TheArts.
WARREN COUNTY WINTERFEST Pennsylvania’s Chapman State Park plays host to the annual Warren County Winterfest, to be held the weekend of Jan. 20-22, 2017. A 32-mile sled dog race is held on Friday from 9am-7pm. Events on Saturday (9am-4pm) include the Polar Bear Plunge, sled dog sprints, ski-joring, canine weight pull, ice skating, ice fishing and the family-friendly sled riding hill. Sunday’s hours are also 9am-4pm with event including sled dog sprints/ski-joring, canine weight pull, ice skating, and the Outhouse Race. Food and crafts are available both Saturday and Sunday. The address for Chapman State Park is 4790 Chapman Dam Road, Clarendon, PA. Check out the website for the full list of events: www.warrencountywinterfest.com.
CROSS-COUNTRY SKI IN SCENIC FORESTLANDS The Kinzua Valley Trail is a newly expanded 7-mile trail ideal for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. The linear trail meanders through deep woods and scenic woodlands from the trailhead at Westline to the Red Bridge Campground in the Allegheny National Forest. During the winter, the fresh snowfall glistens on the branches, and tracks from woodland creatures catch your eye, but it is the silence of the Forest surrounding you which brings a sense of amazement. The trail is not groomed, so this is not a trail for the beginner or those suffering from a case of too many cookies over the holidays. The nearby Westline Inn offers both dining and overnight accommodations. www.kinzuavalleytrail.org.
PLAN YOUR TRIP The Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau’s Guide & Map contains a full list of exciting things to see and do during the winter months, along with detailed information on restaurants and lodging. To receive a free copy of the Visitors Guide & Map call 800473-9370 or download online at www.visitANF.com.
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“YOUR TURN” WOMEN’S SKI CLINIC
Attention all women skiers, it’s time for a break! For all those years of getting everyone else organized, packing lunches, gathering the hats, gloves and goggles, here’s your chance to grab some just-for-you time on the slopes. Professional skier, coach and racer, Lisa Densmore Ballard and Holiday Valley’s Snowsports School present “Your Turn” Women’s Clinic at Holiday Valley on January 26-27. Intermediate to advanced women skiers will gain more confidence in different snow conditions and on more challenging terrain …and have fun while doing it. Lisa has a unique way of communicating her understanding of equipment and technique and explaining them in ways that make sense. She uses video analysis of each skier and gives plenty of personal feedback. Cost of the clinic is $290 and includes 2 days of coaching, demo skis, seminars about equipment and proper boot fitting, plenty of skiing with Lisa and HV Instructors, video analysis of each participant, a continental breakfast each day, two lunches and one dinner and door prizes! Specially priced lift tickets are available; lodging specials at the Inn at Holiday Valley are offered for Wed/Thurs nights; call 800-323-0020. For full details: holidayvalley.com/womenskiclinic.
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American Band”) and bassist Mel Schacher, “The God Of Thunder.” Joining Don and Mel are true “All Stars.” Singer Max Carl is a rock veteran from 38 Special. Max penned and sang 38’s biggest hit, “Second Chance,” and was co-founder of California’s legendary Jack Mack and the Heart Attack. Don refers to Max as “the best blue-eyed soul singer on the planet.” Lead guitarist Bruce Kulick is best known for his 12 years with KISS and also has credits with Michael Bolton, Meatloaf and Billy Squier. (KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were influenced early on by Grand Funk.) Keyboardist Tim Cashion has a master’s degree in music from the University of Miami. Affectionately called “Dr. Tim,” his credits include stints with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and English soul man Robert Palmer. Taking to the stage before Grand Funk is a legend of classic rock, Carl Dixon, with Carl Dixon and the Last Buffalo. Born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Carl Dixon remains one of Canada’s stellar singers and musicians. He’s fronted and played with some of Canada’s most iconic bands including The Guess Who, Coney Hatch and April Wine. Carl scored his first record deal in the 80s, was featured on MTV and went on to tour alongside Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and many more. His music career took him through rock n’ roll highs and lows throughout the 90s and into the new millennium. While lead singer of The Guess Who, Carl was critically injured in a car accident in Australia in 2008, sustaining 52 injuries. His remarkable comeback as a solo artist, then reuniting with Coney Hatch to score a new record deal, has only been topped by his recent return as front man of The Guess Who for two special shows in the USA in January 2016. Carl is a published author of Strange Way to Live - a story of Rock ‘N Roll Resurrection, and he’s a prolific songwriter and inspirational speaker. He now resides in the wilds of Haliburton Ontario. The night before, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will perform their annual show featuring patriotic fanfare choreographed to fireworks, dance music and some great movie favorites, including Pirates of the Caribbean and Frozen. There’ll be something for the whole family to enjoy. The weekend gets going Friday with the kickoff event for Ellicottville’s “Stroll the Streets.” Entertainment will take place all throughout the village with music at the gazebo and so many other events. Tickets for the 2017 Ellicottville Summer Music Festival will go on sale January 3, 2017. (Prices to be announced.) A VIP package will be available for the weekend, as well as VIP-Only events and special pricing times. For more information, contact the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-349-9099 or go to www.ellicottvilleny.com.
BLUES AND HARLEYS
Shake off those winter blues and head out for a weekend of great Blues music in Ellicottville! It’s all a part of the Ellicottville Winter Blues Weekend, Jan. 20-22. Some of the region’s best Blues artists will take the stage at various venues around the village and at Holiday Valley to help you break out of those midwinter doldrums. “The holidays are over, winter has you in your nice, warm home but you are starting to go a bit stir crazy - we get that,” says Barb Pump, Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce Events & Membership Manager. “This is one of those weekends where you can just let go of all of those pent-up feelings and get out for some great music, good friends and a drink or two.” That weekend is also the annual “Harley-Day Valley” at Holiday Valley Resort (Saturday, Jan. 21). Head up and enjoy the slopes, but also stop in at the Main Lodge where you can experience all there is in the way of motorcycles and riding … once the weather breaks and the roads are a bit better, of course. Museum bikes will be displayed at the various HV lodges leading up to and on the day of the event, and the Harley-Davidson JUMPSTART™ Rider Experience will be back! The JumpStart combines a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a specially-designed, stationary support stand. No knowledge or previous motorcycle experience is necessary. Visitors are invited to jump on and fire up the engine under the watchful eye of trained personnel. Give the throttle a twist, shift through each gear, and experience that unforgettable Harley sound. To add to the excitement, Gowanda HarleyDavidson will be giving away a pair of VIP tickets to the WBFP Buffalo Blues Bash. Visitors can take part in other giveaways and prizes, Miller beer specials, food specials, and Harley clothing will be available for sale. Blues band, Bone Shakers, will play inside HV’s main lodge from 3-7pm. For a complete list of bands scheduled to perform during Ellicottville’s Winter Blues Weekend, head over to www.ellicottvilleny. com. To learn more about this year’s HarleyDay Valley, go to www.holidayvalley.com.
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WINTER IN THE WILDS January 13-15 • 11am-11pm CJ Spirits 120 Willow Run Drive, Kane, PA Spend the day at CJ Spirits Craft Distillery and celebrate winter like never before in the icebox of PA! There will be live music, ice sculptures, snow art, BBQ, pig roast, ice bar and lounge, vendors, and snowmobile dice run. 814-837-6565 www.cjspirits.com THE HOT SARDINES January 14 • 7:30pm Univ. Pitt-Bradford’s Bromeley Theater 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA The Hot Sardines’ energetic and electrifying shows include music first made famous decades ago that now comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice. 814-362-5113 www.upb.pitt.edu/thearts/ WARREN COUNTY WINTERFEST January 20-22 • All Day Chapman State Park 4790 Chapman Dam Road, Clarendon, PA Enjoy sled dog races, a polar bear plunge, cardboard box derby, event tent with vendors, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and ice skating. 814-726-1947 www.warrencountywinterfest.com JASON MICHAEL CARROLL WITH AYLA BROWN January 27 • 7:30pm Univ. Pitt-Bradford’s Bromeley Theater 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA Ayla Brown, former finalist on “America’s Got Talent” opens the show. Jason Michael Carroll rose to fame after being discovered at a local talent competition in 2004 and later signed to the Arista Nashville label in 2006, releasing his debut album, Waitin’ In The Country. All seats are $39. 814-362-2522 www.bcpac.com
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